Most people agree that while the world should be fair, it’s not. Injustice visits all of us in many ways big and small. It had visited David, and in response he penned Psalm 7. David shows God’s people how they … Continued
In Psalm 6, David acts as a petitioner. He tells God what he needs and makes his case for why God should grant his request. David’s desperate petition serves as a model for our petitionary prayers.
In Psalm 5, David wakes up with a groan. Enemies are all around him, doing whatever they can to discourage him. Yet David takes his groans to God and by the end of the Psalm, the groans turn to songs … Continued
David wrote this Psalm in a “the sky is falling” moment. Voices all around were telling him that everything was coming unhinged. But God’s people do not join Chicken Little’s hysterical parade.
Psalm 3 does not present a nice, neat list of all the reasons why the righteous suffer. It simply assumes that they will. But while the Psalm does not explain suffering, it does assure us that God hears, sustains, vindicates, … Continued
In Psalm 2 God reminds his people that you won’t find out who’s really in charge of the world from the news headlines. The news will only tell you about Nebuchadnezzar, Caesar, or their modern counterparts. This Psalm reminds us … Continued
The first Psalm describes two people. One is deeply rooted in God like a redwood tree. Another, after putting down roots in the shallow soil of the world, is blown away like chaff. Only ignoring the right people and delighting … Continued